Literature

Has my heart gone to sleep?
Have the beehives of my dreams
stopped working, the waterwheel
of the...
- Antonio Machado
She is standing on my eyelids
And her hair is in my hair
She has the color of my eye
She has t...
- Paul Eluard
Kill off mankind,
And give the Earth a chance!
Nature might find
In her inheritance
The seedling...
- Aleister Crowley
I live on this depraved and lonely cliff
like a sad bird abhorring a green tree
or splashing water...
- Vittoria Colonna
WHO is Silvia? What is she?
That all our swains commend her?
Holy, fair, and wise is she;
The ...
- William Shakespeare
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APPEAL:

listen (please, please);

open yourself, wide;
join (you, me),
...
- Sharon Hopkins
If the angel at your table suddenly
makes up his mind, Be quiet;
gently smooth the few wrinkles
i...
- Rainer Maria Rilke
(An excerpt from the epic The Baptism at The Savica)

The warring clouds have vanished from the sk...
- France Preseren
I love my land, but with a queer passion,
My mind isn't able to absorb it, yet!
Nor glory, purchas...
- Mikhail Lermontov
They peer in pages
of ancient sages,
on opened barrows
their gaze now narrows,
on shield and swo...
- Adam Oehlenschlager
I WHO am dead a thousand years,
And wrote this sweet archaic song,
Send you my words for messeng...
- James Elroy Flecker
But fear of the inexplicable has not alone impoverished
the existence of the individual; the relati...
- Rainer Maria Rilke
Stille, hjerte, sol går ned
(Heart be still, the sun goes down)

Heart; be still, the sun goes d...
- Jeppe Aakjaer
Tonight I have walked with you
along the deaf lanes of sleep,
and now that it is morning
nothing ...
- Gerrit Achterberg
When night comes
I stand on the steps and listen,
stars swarm in the yard
and I stand in the dark...
- Edith Sodergran
My Pillow gazes upon me at night
Empty as a gravestone;
I never thought it would be so bitter
To ...
- Hermann Hesse
Now will you rest forever,
My tired heart. Dead is the last
deception,
That I thought eternal. De...
- Giacomo Leopardi
Oh, Marcia,
I want your long blonde beauty
to be taught in high school,
so kids will learn tha...
- Richard Brautigan